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Bug#275548: marked as done (installation-reports)

Your message dated Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:57:42 +0000
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and subject line Closing old installation report #275548
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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/images/pre-rc2/netboot/ 
uname -a: Linux debian 2.6.8-1-k7 #1 Mon Sep 13 23:56:00 EDT 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: Fri Oct  8 14:12:31 CDT 2004
Method: using the pxe boot mechanism.

Machine: custom
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
Memory: 512MB
Root Device: IDE
Root Size/partition table: Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 158816 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1          39       19624+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2              40      158816    80023608    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5              40        2852     1417720+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6            2853      158816    78605824+  83  Linux

hda1=/boot, hda6=/, hda5=swap

Output of lspci and lspci -n:debian:~# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 741/741GX/M741 Host (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0003
0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
0000:00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0016
0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661FX/M661FX/M661MX/741/M741/760/M760 PCI/AGP
debian:~# lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1039:0741 (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 0604: 1039:0003
0000:00:02.0 0601: 1039:0963 (rev 25)
0000:00:02.1 0c05: 1039:0016
0000:00:02.5 0101: 1039:5513
0000:00:04.0 0200: 1039:0900 (rev 90)
0000:01:00.0 0300: 1039:6330

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [!]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [0]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]



I'm the local system administrator at Server4You Inc. 
We are a company that rents low budget servers to a wide range of clients here in the US and Germany.
You may want to check out http://www.server4you.com, http://www.server4you.de, http://www.plusserver.de.

Well, thats us.

The installations are done fully automatically, so far we are offering Redhat 9, Fedora Core 1&2, 
Whitebox Linux, Windows Server 2003, and Gentoo. Our focus lies on fully unattended installations.

I'm working on the Debian Installation at the moment, and I did some test runs with the current Version 

Usually all the installation templates are stored in our database. The Redhat anaconda installer
is capable of grabbing the kickstart config, as well as the Debian installer does fetch the
preseed config.

Although it looks really promising, I have a few comments to make:

# To preseed the root password, you have to put it in the clear in this
# file. That is not a very good idea, use caution!
# (XXX: In fact, this won't work, because passwd clears the settings
# before asking for a root password. This may not be fixed before the sarge
# release, if it's fixed at all.)
#passwd		passwd/root-password		password r00tme
#passwd		passwd/root-password-again	password r00tme

This is something we really need to work. Maybe there are more people who need to
set the preseed the root password. How are my chances for this to change?

#### Network configuration.
d-i     netcfg/choose_interface select eth0
d-i     netcfg/use_dhcp boolean boolean false
d-i     netcfg/disable_dhcp     boolean true
d-i     netcfg/get_nameservers  string
d-i     netcfg/get_ipaddress    string
d-i     netcfg/get_netmask      string
d-i     netcfg/get_gateway      string
d-i     netcfg/confirm_static   boolean true

Naturally the server gets its ip via dhcp. But I would like to change the network
configuration to a static IP. Above is my futile attempt to make that happen.

But then it's already documented, that setting the IP won't work, if the server got
booted via network.

Under anaconda we also boot via dhcp, and change the IP to a static IP using the
kickstart template.

Any chances that this is going to change? I mean, I can work around it by echoing the 
network config into the appropriate scripts. The only thing I want to accomplish is that
in the end, the server is set up with a static IP.

There are 2 packages that keep asking for things, like if I want to install some libs 
without maildir support.

Is there any way to suppress that?

Well, that's basically it. Basically point 1) and 3) are keeping me from using it today.
Of course you won't change anything because of me or us, but I'm hoping that you got
more requests for those things already, and maybe some day... :-)

That's it, thanks for your time, down below the lshw for a detailed computer description.


    description: Computer
    product: K7S41GX
    vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
    version: 1.0
    serial: 00000000
    capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3
       description: Motherboard
       product: K7S41GX
       physical id: 0
       version: 1.0
       serial: 00000000
          description: BIOS
          vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
          physical id: 0
          version: P1.40 (02/05/2004)
          size: 64KB
          capacity: 192KB
          capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
          description: CPU
          product: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 4
          version: 6.10.0
          slot: Socket-A
          size: 2GHz
          capacity: 3GHz
          clock: 133MHz
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 5
             slot: Internal Cache
             size: 128KB
             capacity: 1MB
             capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 6
             slot: Internal Cache
             size: 256KB
             capacity: 1MB
             capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
          description: System memory
          physical id: 1
          size: 479MB
          description: Host bridge
          product: 741/741GX/M741 Host
          vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
          physical id: d0000000
          bus info: pci@00:00.0
          version: 03
          clock: 33MHz
             description: PCI bridge (Normal decode)
             product: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@00:01.0
             version: 00
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
           *-display UNCLAIMED
                description: VGA compatible controller (VGA)
                product: 661FX/M661FX/M661MX/741/M741/760/M760 PCI/AGP
                vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@01:00.0
                version: 00
                size: 128MB
                clock: 66MHz
                capabilities: vga cap_list
                configuration: irq=185
        *-isa UNCLAIMED
             description: ISA bridge
             product: SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO]
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@00:02.0
             version: 25
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
        *-serial UNCLAIMED
             description: SMBus
             product: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2.1
             bus info: pci@00:02.1
             version: 00
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: irq=169
             description: IDE interface
             product: 5513 [IDE]
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 2.5
             bus info: pci@00:02.5
             version: 00
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master
             configuration: driver=SIS
                description: Channel 0
                physical id: 0
                bus info: ide@0
                logical name: ide0
                clock: 33MHz
                   description: ATA Disk
                   product: Maxtor 6Y080L0
                   physical id: 0
                   bus info: ide@0:master
                   logical name: /dev/hda
                   version: YAR41BW0
                   serial: Y226GYKE
                   size: 76GB
                   capacity: 76GB
                   capabilities: ata dma lba iordy smart security pm apm
                   configuration: apm=off mode=udma6 smart=on
             description: Ethernet controller
             product: SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
             vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
             physical id: 4
             bus info: pci@00:04.0
             version: 90
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=sis900 irq=177
       description: Ethernet controller
       physical id: 1
       logical name: eth0
       serial: 00:0b:6a:3e:a2:9d
       capabilities: mii autonegotiation 100bt-fd 100bt 10bt-fd 10bt ethernet
       configuration: autonegociated=100bt broadcast=yes driver=sis900 driverversion=v1.08.07 11/02/2003 duplex=full ip= link=yes multicast=yes
  *-network:1 DISABLED
       description: controller
       physical id: 2
       logical name: sit0


Sascha Wintz

710 North Tucker Blvd
Suite 610a
St. Louis, MO 63101

e-mail: s.wintz@server4you.net
phone : +1-866-DIAL-S4Y
fax   : +1-314-754-3280

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We are closing this installation report for one of the following
- it was reported with a pre-lenny version of Debian
- indications in the installation report give the feeling that
  the reported problem waslying in another software, unrelated to
  D-I, which we can't easily identify.
- indications in the installation report suggest that it may have been
  fixed in a more recent version of a D-I component
- it was successful and we forgot closing it..:-)
- it has no information we consider useful

The D-I team is currently in the process of cleaning out the old spool
of installation reports that haven't bene processed yet. 

In case you think that the problem you reported has chances to be
still present, please reiterate your installation test with
a more recent image of D-I, if you're in position of doing this.

You'll find daily builds at
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer. We recommend you choose
the netboot image, in the "daily builds section", then choose to
install "squeeze" when prompted.

If some problems are found, please report them with a new bug sent
against installation-reports.

Many thanks for your understanding and your help improving Debian,
past and present.

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